Today’s post is a special one because it’s about a lovely friend of mine called Esther Hall. I met Esther when we both took an MA in Children’s Book Illustration 5 years ago. It just so happened we lived in the same village which was not only handy as she had a car and gave me a lift to uni (thanks Esther!) but also meant that we could meet up easily to discuss our latest creative dilemma. My time on the course had me creating Milly & Moo: a girl and monkey duo named after my cousin and a cuddly monkey I owned. As I’m an idiot I never even attempted to show my work to anyone and moved away from Children’s Book Illustration soon after the course ended…
Esther’s not an idiot though! :) She developed her fabulous style of lino printing on the course and worked hard sending her illustrations to publishers. This year she had her first book published by Macmillan: Grow Your Own.
Owl & Cat
And she now has an online shop, Owl & Cat, stocked full of goodies…
WIN! WIN! WIN!
You can win either:
All you have to do is enter! You can enter in several ways and the more times you enter the better your chances of winning. Here’s how…
Comment on this post. With anything. Just say ‘Hello’ if you’re shy :)
Tweet about the giveaway. Just be sure to include @bellebebes so we get notified
Mention the giveaway on Facebook. And again just include the Belle Bébés Facebook page.
And whilst you’re on Twitter and Facebook feel free to “follow” us and “like” us ;)
Tell your friends
You can just tell your friends in person too, as not everything happens on the internet (I need to remind myself of this sometimes!) Sadly you won’t get an entry this way but we’ll love ya for spreading the word!
The competition will end a week today, on the 15th September (11.59pm UK time), the winner will be selected randomly and we will announce it on the blog on Sunday the 18th of September.
Even if you don’t want to enter please share this post around. I’d love to get Esther’s name out there. I know how hard she’s worked on all her fab products and I love everything she’s come up with. Plus I’m hoping if she gets a few orders off the back of this I’ll be rewarded with a sewing kit for Christmas ;)
Note: the print doesn’t have to be the one in the image. It can be any in the Owl & Cat shop.